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LAS VEGAS Doc Rivers leans toward the side of the bleachers. He isn't coming down. He'll be mobbed if he does, and he's just here at summer league for two games. Below him, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin mingle, Paul leaning up to joke with his new coach.
Eventually, Monty Williams appears from behind one of the curtains that at summer league games function as locker room doors. His Pelicans have just finished their first game as Pelicans, and Paul stops by to chat with his former coach.
Rivers yells over to say hello. Williams yells back. He and Paul are discussing the point guard's next contract, Williams jokes, and he suggests that Paul's current deal might have an opt-out clause after six months. All Rivers has to do is laugh.
Life is good for Doc Rivers. The scheduling gods of summer league have smiled upon him; he just watched his son, Austin, play a game, and his Clippers are next. Then Rivers is flying out; one day of games in Vegas enough.
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I came to terms with the team on Sunday, then heard about the news conference on Wednesday. I thought, 'all right, I feel important, I feel needed.'
I couldn't wait to get back in the gym. And I got a full workout in before the press conference.
I'm glad I can pick up right where I left off.
I came to the workout...
Yesterday, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul officially signed his new five-year contract with the team worth up to 107 million dollars.
The Clippers posted a photo on their Twitter page of Chris signing the contract along with his son, Chris Paul the 3rd looking over the specific terms of the deal:
.@CP3 is back! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/a6KyhBMK7v
— Los Angeles Clippers...
Los Angeles Clippers: JJ Redick Contract Grade
By Anthony Groves: HoopStuff Contributor…
Contract: 4 years, 27 million
J.J. Redick isn’t the type of player that you would call “marquee.” However, he is the type of player that can quickly improve a team. The sharpshooter out of Duke was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in a sign-and-trade deal that sent Eric Bledsoe and...
You know, I kind of feel bad for Lamar Odom. His now mostly irrelevant basketball career has taken a backseat to him being married to a Kardashian. And where there is a Kardashian, there is paparazzi. We all knew it was only a matter of time before one of them had a meltdown, I just assumed it would be Bruce Jenner.
Yestersay in Hollywood, Odom went into the back of a paparazzo...
Journeyman center Ronny Turiaf was looking for the right feel for his seventh NBA stop.
The 6-10, 249-pound French native found it in Minneapolis, his agent confirmed
"We're very excited, he's very excited," said agent Mark Bartelstein, who cited his client will sign a two-year, 3.2 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "This is a great fit for him...
A Los Angeles cameraman learned a lesson he won’t soon forget on Wednesday: Don’t suggest that Lamar Odom cheated on his wife, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.
A paparazzi cameraman did just that Wednesday, and drew the full wrath of the former Lakers and Clippers star. Though it was initially unclear why Odom flipped out when video of the incident first emerged, TMZ now reports...
Lamar Odom-Kardashian was upset that the paparazzi were asking him about cheating on his wife Khloe Kardashian with a stripper.
That is when Lam Lam lost it.
According to the NY Daily News the photographers have decided to gang up and file a police report against Lamar Odom. Seems like an open and shut case unless Odom can prove he was being harassed and was defending himself.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and veteran power forward Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million contract.
Turiaf's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal in a phone interview on Thursday night. Bartelstein said Turiaf was encouraged by the direction of the franchise under new boss Flip Saunders and excited by the style of play used by coach Rick Adelman.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA, Metta World Peace, who was waived by the Lakers using their amnesty provision, says he doesn’t want to be picked up off waivers by a small-market team, but would rather play in China or play arena football next season instead – also saying his desire to play for his hometown Knicks is a thing of the past.
“I don’t really want to play...
Point guard Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Detroit Pistons worth about $5 million, according to ESPN.
Billups, 36, won the 2004 NBA championship with the Pistons and was Finals MVP. The point guard has only appeared in 44 combined games the last 2 seasons due to a ruptured achilles.
On his career, he has averaged 15.4 points and 5.5 assists.
Chauncey Billups has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Billups was Finals MVP for the Pistons in 2004 and remained with the team until November of 2008.
You can’t make this stuff up. While Doc Rivers was still the coach of the Boston Celtics, Doc and new Celtics coach Brad Stevens had talked about another coaching vacancy in the NBA. In an interesting interview with USA Today, Rivers had this to say:
"I'm a big Stevens fan, have always been," Rivers said. "It's funny, I talked to him about a month ago about...
Just about every NBA team would like Dwight Howard.
Only the Houston Rockets could get him, and on Wednesday some of his other suitors either announced their backup plans or were still working on them.
Paul Millsap is headed to Atlanta. The Dallas Mavericks are considering Andrew Bynum. The Golden State Warriors have acquired Andre Iguodala.
The Los Angeles Clippers never had...